OK, so they're not really sponsors, but I just wanted to mention the new ad on the sidebar.
It probably would come as no surprise that I am politically, socially, and financially conservative. Not that I don't have a heart; I just believe that, given the government's stupendous track record with anything it takes over, most things like charity, health care, etc., are better left to the private sector.
I don't think the government owes anyone health insurance, retirement benefits, or most of the other stuff that "people" (and by people I mean those on the left of the political landscape) say the government should provide. Socialism and communism failed in every country they've ever controlled - whereas privatization works.
Anywho, the reason I'm making this little announcement is because it looks like Fred Thompson is going to run for President in 2008. Of the candidates out there, I'm not sure if he is the best, from a conservative standpoint. However, I am fairly certain he stands the best chance of winning the election. Giuliani is too liberal a candidate, and McCain scares me. Romney isn't bad, but I don't think he could carry the conservative side - and none of them (other than possibly that sheriff in Aracopa County, AZ, who isn't running) has the right idea on immigration.
The worst thing I could envision for this country would be the election to the Oval Office of Hillary (and Bill - you know we'd get both of them), Obama or Edwards. Without a strong electable candidate on the other side, though, whoever makes it through the Democratic primary could take the election if the conservatives in this country can't pick a winning candidate.
It's a shame that we can't get someone more like Ron Paul or Howard Phillips or that doctor guy who is a part-time legislator in Colorado or someplace, but there are just too many people who have stopped thinking about what is best for the country as a whole. They want peace, they want what makes their own lives more comfortable, and frankly, they just want to be left alone. I don't blame them - I wish things were different, too. I just can't agree with them that not supporting the principles this country was founded on is the best way to go.
Anyway, that's my 2 cents. Back to regularly scheduled programming tomorrow, cuz I have work to do.